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The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office said on Sept. 25 that summary of proceedings will be prepared against seven deputies of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in order for their immunities to be lifted over 2014 violent protests against the siege by ISIS of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane.

The office, which carries out the investigation into the Kobane protests, said that the summary of proceedings will be prepared against the seven deputies into whom investigations are ongoing.

The deputies in question were the HDP’s Central Executive Board (MYK) members during Kobane protests, the prosecutor’s office said.

Earlier on Sept. 25, Turkish police detained 20 HDP members, including the co-mayor of the eastern province of Kars, Ayhan Bilgen, over Kobane protests.

Detention warrants were issued for a total of 82 people in seven provinces as part of an investigation carried out by Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor Yüksel Kocaman, who recently drew ire for visiting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the presidential palace after his wedding.

According to the prosecutor’s office, 61 people sought as part of the probe have either joined the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) or are abroad.

The deputies who were members of the HDP MYK at the time reportedly include Sezai Temelli, Saruhan Oluç, Meral Danış Beştaş, Garo Paylan, Hüda Kaya and Serpil Kemalbay.